Wallflower opened its doors on October 22, 2013. Wallflower is a neighborhood restaurant featuring original cocktails, an international wine list and a menu that is inspired by seasonal and regional French country fare. We hope to see you soon!
At the age of 24, Jeremy Salamon is the executive chef at the Eddy. If you think that’s young, the Florida native began his career at the age of 12 in a local country club peeling potatoes and making stocks after school. From there he worked his way up from apprentice to line cook.
While attending a culinary magnet high school full time, and working in various South Florida restaurants, Jeremy competed in American Culinary Federation competitions—winning against professionals twice his age.
At 18, Jeremy enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America and soon found work with chef Gabrielle Hamilton of the acclaimed Prune in Manhattan. Over the course of 5 years Jeremy went on to work for the likes of chefs Andrew Carmellini (Locanda Verde) and Jody Williams (Buvette / Via Carota).
When he's not running to the farmer’s market or making pâté for the menu, he plays the ukulele and enjoys sourcing out the best breads in NYC.
He hopes to open up his own business one day, exploring Eastern European cuisine.
Originally an Austin native, Eric moved to New York via Athens, Georgia. A big fan of beverages as a whole, he's spent most of his time in New York working at spots around the East and West Village focusing on wine and cocktails including Monument Lane and Anfora. When not behind the bar Eric enjoys tacos, champagne, and taking down seafood towers. Often all at once. He's also a big fan of patterns.
General Manager and Wine Director
Charles Prusik is a self-described flavor junkie and a fifteen year veteran of the restaurant business. Restaurants he has previously worked at include Convivio, Lupa Osteria Romana, M. Wells Steakhouse, and Jockey Hollow Bar and Kitchen in Morristown, NJ, amongst others. He has held positions from dishwasher to beverage director and everything in between. When he is not at the restaurant, he's likely at home--cooking pasta and drinking German Riesling.
Jason is the owner of Wallflower and its sister restaurant The Eddy in the East Village. Originally from Toronto, Jason has lived in NYC since 2001. He has a management degree from the Institute of Culinary Education and an advanced certificate from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust. He has a remarkable team at both restaurants for which he is thankful for every day.